All you need to know about New Orleans' best loved tradition... Mardi Gras! As with carnivals from Brazil to Italy, Mardi Gras is celebrated in the run up to Ash Wednesday in the christian calendar and means Fat Tuesday.

All you need to know about New Orleans' best loved tradition... Mardi Gras! As with carnivals from Brazil to Italy, Mardi Gras is celebrated in the run up to Ash Wednesday in the christian calendar and means Fat Tuesday.

The elaborate Carnival floats take months of careful planning and preparation to create the enormous masterpieces to take part in the parade.

The elaborate Carnival floats take months of careful planning and preparation to create the enormous masterpieces to take part in the parade.

moss on the roof... dry leaves crunch underfoot... how I wish I could peek thru the windows!

moss on the roof... dry leaves crunch underfoot... how I wish I could peek thru the windows!

The Carnival of Acireale - Italian Carnivals - Culture and Entertainment - Travel ideas

The Carnival of Acireale - Italian Carnivals - Culture and Entertainment - Travel ideas

Brazil Carnival Part 2   http://globenews.co.nz/?p=10750

Brazil Carnival Part 2 http://globenews.co.nz/?p=10750

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. This festival dates back almost 300 years and has a regular attendance of over 2 million people. Heidi@ALD.

Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. This festival dates back almost 300 years and has a regular attendance of over 2 million people. Heidi@ALD.

Hercules Mulligan, Spy on the Inside pt. 1

Hercules Mulligan, Spy on the Inside pt. 1

Carnaval Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Resumen Fotográfico Coso Infantil

Carnaval Santa Cruz de Tenerife | Resumen Fotográfico Coso Infantil

Der Karneval von #Ferrara in der Emilia-Romagna vom 12.02. bis zum 15.02.2015.

Der Karneval von #Ferrara in der Emilia-Romagna vom 12.02. bis zum 15.02.2015.

Rio de Janeiro carnival 2011: the first night's parades in pictures - Telegraph

Rio de Janeiro carnival 2011: the first night's parades in pictures

Rio de Janeiro carnival 2011: the first night's parades in pictures - Telegraph

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